Stack Highlights: 03/26/2017

Welcome to Stack Highlights, it's like Stack Rundown but with a fraction of the effort!

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #953

And the mother of year award goes to... literally anyone but Lady Shiva

SPOILERS: Mother Panic #5

Lots of style, just need a little more easily discernible substance for my tastes.

SPOILERS: Batman #19

Man this book has been so good for the last couple months, so good!

SPOILERS: All-Star Batman #8

I'm not sure exactly why most of this issue happens, but it sure is cool.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Stack Rundown, 10/30/2016


See, I fucking knew there was going to be a big double digit books week coming up. Tried to be quick with it, as I got shit to do today!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Gotham Spoilers Plays: Batman Episode 2 - "Children of Arkham"


So I'm back!? I had recorded this video and previous thought my el Gato fucked up and didn't register my clicking of the record button, so I pretty much through this dream was lost. A couple days ago I was going through my hard drive and saw what turned out to be the raw footage, right there in complete. So, sorry for the delay, but here's the second episode. I'll play the third sometime this weekend and look to get that up next week.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Looking Forward: November 2nd, 2016


I like these weeks, two of my favorites make them easy to look forward to.
  • Batman #10: Oh look, it's another issue. I wonder if it will shed any further light on the final page bombshell last week. Oh, it will? Imagine that!
  • Nightwing #8: 
That's that. November, huh?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Detective Comics #943 Preview


Just a heads up, this preview is like... two pages under what is probably half the issue, so maybe don't read it all or just look at the pretty pictures? I don't know, I hate reading a majority of an issue through previews. That's why I pretty much don't read previews anymore.

(Source: IGN)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Batgirl #4 Preview


Ah, I wish Kai would never pick up the phone again... Also, CBR has super shitty image quality these days. Not real important to this preview, just saying.

(Source: CBR)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Stack Rundown, 10/23/2016


Jesus, done before 10am. Only a handful of extra books to read this week, definitely enjoyed that fact. I'm sure I'll have some 15 book week soon at some point. I'll enjoy this while it lasts.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Looking Forward: October 26th, 2016


Nearly Halloween, time for DC to NOT get spooky because we can't have fun things anymore! Sure, Rebirth is fantastic and all that, but c'mon... Halloween stuff!

Anyways.
  • Detective Comics #943: New storyline and a new haircut for JPV. Off the list he goes!
  • Batgirl #4: Kinda over this travel abroad story.
THAT'S ALL!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SPOILERS: Batman #9


See, with the ending of this issue, I'm really fucking glad that these books are twice monthly now, because there's some explaining to do... a lot.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #7


Considering there was just some controversy with Peter David and some comments made about Romani heritage, and this seems to be going deep into Dick's, the timing can't be coincidental! We're all a bunch of jabroni marks who worked ourselves into a shoot, brother!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Batman Group January 2017 Solicitations


New year, new changes to some of the books. Batgirl gets a new artist, but we knew that, Ben Oliver will illustrate the Batwoman Begins issues of Detective, and Batman will be getting some epilogue issues... well one at least, not sure if the second issue of the month will be a larger arc or not.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Stack Rundown, 10/16/2016


Another real long week of write ups. I miss the days of the late New 52 when I thought 80% of it was shit and barely read anything. These posts were easy back then.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mother Panic #1 Preview


I really hope this turns out well, and occupies it's own little corner of Gotham, while utilizing its setting to the fullest. I don't want another Gotham By Midnight where it's technically in Gotham but... it could have been set anywhere.

(Source: Comicosity)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Looking Forward: October 19th, 2016


Night of the Monster Men is over and we can move on from the pain of no Gundam Batman.
  • Batman #9: Give me a "they know each other" Batman/Catwoman relationship Tom King! Doooo it!
  • Nightwing #7: Hey, that Raptor guy is sketchy, huh?
Also, solicits are next week, I think? Where did the first half of this month go?

SPOILERS: Red Hood and the Outlaws #3


I guess we're doing this for real. Turns out this book is pretty good despite every preconceived notion I had of Scott Lobdell's previous Red Hood work (mostly the mid to later stuff) and the idea of him continuing on. Going to use this post as a real quick up to date on the entire series thing.

SPOILERS: Gotham Academy: Second Semester #2


School is back in session for real this time... and Amy wasn't nearly as sucky.

Still sucks though.

Snyder and Capullo Teaming up for Summer Event


Not much news to go on here, but the next time Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo team up under the banner of DC, will be for a Summer 2017 event that's Batman-centric and described as very "rock 'n' roll"

Hmm...

HMMMMM...

HMMMMMMMMMM...

I should probably stop while I'm ahead, winky face.

Also, there's this tweet I posted this one time and favorited for reasons to bring it up at a later date. Clearly I was reacting to something, I wonder what? Boy, do I seem excited.

Nightwing #7 Preview


It's Dick reunited with Tony the Tiger!

(Source: Comicosity)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

All-Star Batman #3 Preview


Another good one, haven't read the back-up yet, but you almost don't need to in order to know this book is just plain bad ass.

(Source: CBR)

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3 Preview


If there's got to be fill in, do this, have the other artist draw different scenes, like flash backs. That works. Switching in the middle of a scene? Noooooo.

(Source: Blastr)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Stack Rundown, 10/09/2016


Couple of new Image books launched this week that may have been overshadowed by NYCC, but I enjoyed both of them. I'd particularly recommend Moonshine if you're a fan of the Azzarello/Risso team.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Red Hood and the Outlaws #3 Preview


I plan to do a sort of catchup post for the first couple issues of this series (which, as much as I railed against the announcement of this book, have been quite good) but not sure when I'll get to it this weekend. Pretty simple story so far, shouldn't take long, buuuuuuuut, weekends.

(Source: Graphic Policy)

Detective Comics #942 Preview


So going full on Power Rangers wasn't quite what I was expecting, but you know what, that's cool.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Looking Forward: October 12th, 2016


Big week next week, with some changes. Going to do the first three books on Wednesday, then save the other two for Thursday or perhaps later.
  • All-Star Batman #3: Batman continues his fight with KGBeast... or at least attempts not to die.
  • Detective Comics #942: The finale of Night of the Monster Men, which I'm sure will be picked up down the line... like in Batwoman!
  • Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3: Birds vs Snake people?
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #3: Turns out this book is pretty alright, fucking a.
  • Gotham Academy: Second Semester #2: Amy is such a jeeeerrrk. 
Figure I'll maybe do a quick catch up post on Red Hood? I don't know, don't necessarily want to take up too much more time.

New Batwoman Series Coming in 2017


DC announcing actual ongoing series at a major convention? Rebirth is the best!

After her prominent role in Detective Comics, Batwoman will be getting a new ongoing series in early 2017. The main series will be written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Steve Epting (holy shit). The story will be spinning out of Detective Comics as Batwoman finds out the venom Hugo Strange used in the current Night of the Monster Men storyline is being sold. Speaking of Detective Comics, writer James Tynion will help launch the series with a two-part arc in Detective called "Batwoman Begins," co-written by Bennett in January. February will see the Batwoman: Rebirth one-shot which will also be co-written by the two writers, followed by the main series launch in March, which Tynion will also co-write for the first arc.

Cool news. Steve Epting is a big pull, though with the schedule on Velvet, I'm kind of concerned with how many issues he may actually be able to do. I've had issues with Bennett's writing in the past, from what little I've read, but if I remember correctly is was along the lines of repetition in the dialogue nothing like me disliking a story or anything. Overall, cool news. Detective got me excited for the character again, so naturally, I'm pretty happy about her getting a new ongoing.

(Source: Hollywood Reporter)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

SPOILERS: Night of the Monster Men, Pt. 4 & 5


Parts 4 & 5 of the crossover hit and hey, remember how Strange is in this? Remember that one real big Strange story? Sort of Rebirthing that one.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Harley Quinn #5 Preview


Again, not even sure if I'm going to cover this issue (let alone the series anymore) given that there is really no point in discussing a book with very little actual substance worth putting into detail. That, and I'll probably just complain about haircuts.

(Source: Comics Beat)